WG4: Bioproducts generation from the sugars platform by non-conventional yeasts

Cecilia Geijer

Cecilia Geijer

Leader

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

cecilia.geijer@chalmers.se

Justyna Ruchala

Justyna Ruchala

Vice-Leader

University of Rzeszow, Poland

jruchala@ur.edu.pl

MOTIVATION

Glucose or sucrose are classical carbon substrates for typical industrial yeast processes. The utilization of alternative low-cost carbon sources is however needed for the successful expansion of industrial biotechnology. The fermentable sugars obtained from renewable raw materials such as cellulosic sugars are therefore attractive alternatives for the production of biofuels and (fine) biochemicals.

Non-conventional yeasts are capable of utilizing a wide range of sugars. Hence, a vast range of bioproducts is expected to be produced by these microorganisms, including the production of enzymes, food-additives, bioplastics, bioethanol, or biodiesel. In addition, new bioproducts arisen from the discovery of new metabolic routes on non-conventional yeasts grown on alternative carbon sources might benefit the energy sector as well as pharmacological, nutritional and chemical industry.

OBJECTIVES

WG4 targets at exploring different alternatives to produce bioproducts (e.g. bioethanol, biodiesel, 2-phenylethanol, flavin coenzyme, weak acids, industrially relevant enzymes, bioplastics, etc.) by non-conventional yeasts from the sugar released from low-cost raw materials (e.g. agri-food residues, lignocellulose). Both naturally occurring and recombinant strains will be taken into account to reach this aim. The production of such bioproducts by different non-conventional yeast will be then compared in terms of yields, productivities, profitability and environmental impact.

In particular, WG4 has the following Tasks:

  • Screening of non-conventional yeasts with best properties to perform on the sugar platform molecules.

  • Optimization of process conditions to maximize product yields and titers for different bioproducts.

  • Collection of research assays which will be planned and potentially executed considering industrial requirements, in order to facilitate the subsequent scale-up of the process.

PARTICIPANTS

CountryParticipantRoleE-mailInstitution of affiliation
AlbaniaVilma GuraziMC membervgurazi@ubt.edu.alAgricultural University of Tirana
AustriaAnton GliederMC memberanton.glieder@bisy.atGraz University of Technology, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
AustriaDiethard MattanovichMC memberdiethard.mattanovich@boku.ac.atUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Veinna
AustriaHarald PichlerMC substituteharald.pichler@tugraz.atGraz University of Technology, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
AustriaAlexander ZwirzitzParticipantalexander.zwirzitz@fh-wels.atUniversity of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria
AustriaBrigitte GasserMC memberbrigitte.gasser@boku.ac.atUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
BelgiumPatrick FickersMC memberpfickers@uliege.beUniversité de Liege - Gembloux Agro-BioTech
BelgiumSofie de MaeseneireMC substitutesofie.demaeseneire@ugent.beGhent University
BelgiumSophie RoelantsParticipant*sophie.roelants@bbeu.orgBio Base Europe Pilot Plant
BelgiumIris CornetMC memberiris.cornet@uantwerpen.beBelgium, University of Antwerp
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBorut BosancicMC memberborut.bosancic@agro.unibl.orgUniversity of Banja Luka, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biometrics
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAnita JuricMC memberanita.juric@aptf.sum.baUniversity of Mostar
CroatiaAna Vrsalović PresečkiMC memberavrsalov@fkit.hrUniversity of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology
CroatiaMartina SudarMC substitutemsudar@fkit.hrUniversity of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology
CroatiaMarko VincekovićMC substitutemvincekovic@agr.hrUniversity of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Chemistry
CroatiaDajana Kučić GrgićMC substitutedkucic@fkit.hrFaculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology
Czech RepublicHana SychrovaITC- Conference Manager/MC memberhana.sychrova@fgu.cas.czDepartment of Membrane Transport, Institute of Physiology, Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech RepublicVladimir KrenMC memberkren@biomed.cas.czInstitute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
DenmarkJose Luis MartinezVice-Chair/MC memberjlmr@dtu.dkDTU
DenmarkCésar FonsecaMC membercsf@bio.aau.dkAalborg University
EstoniaPetri-Jaan LahtveeWG3 Vice-Leader/MC memberlahtvee@ut.eeUniversity of Tartu
EstoniaTiina AlamäeMC membertiina@alamae.euInstitute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu
EstoniaNemailla BonturiMC substitutenemailla.bonturi@ut.eeUniversity of Tartu
EstoniaTriinu VisnapuuMC substitutetriinu.visnapuu@ut.eeUniversity of Tartu
EstoniaKarl PeeboParticipantkarl.peebo@fibenol.comFibenol
FinlandMinna LaineMC memberminna.laine@st1.fiSt1 Oy
FranceMohamed KOUBAAParticipantm.koubaa@escom.frEcole Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale (ESCOM Chimie)
GermanyMehmet GazalogluParticipantmgazaloglu@jacobs-university.deJacobs University Bremen
GermanyVolker SieberMC membersieber@tum.deTechnical University of Munich
GreeceGeorge AggelisMC membergeorge.aggelis@upatras.grUniversity of Patras
GreeceSeraphim PapanikolauMC memberspapanik@aua.grAgricultural University of Athens
GreeceEvangelos TopakasMC substitutevtopakas@chemeng.ntua.grNational Technical University of Athens
GreeceGabriela Valdes RodriguezParticipantgvaldesrodriguez@gmail.comUniversity of Patras
HungaryCsaba FehérScience Com. Manager/MC membercsaba_feher@mail.bme.huBudapest University of Technology and Economics
HungarySoma BedőMC memberbedo12@gmail.comBudapest University of Technology and Economics
HungaryAron NemethParticipantnaron@mail.bme.huBUTE-Dep. Applied Biotechnology and Foodscience
IcelandHjörleifur EinarssonMC memberhei@unak.isUniversity of Akureyri
IcelandJens Jakob SigurðarsonMC memberjens@biopol.isBioPol
IrelandGaurav RajauriaMC membergaurav.rajauria@ucd.ieUCD Lyons Research Farm
IrelandJohn MorriseyMC memberj.morrissey@ucc.ieUniversity College Cork
IrelandCarlos BellochParticipantcarlos.belloch@ucc.ieUniversity College Cork
IrelandPooja JayaprakashParticipantp.jayaprakash@campus.unimib.itUniversity College Cork, Ireland and University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano
IsraelAharon GedankenMC membergedanken@mail.biu.ac.ilBar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
IsraelYoram Gerchman WG1 Vide-Leader/MC membergerchman.yoram@gmail.comOranim college (and University of Haifa)
IsraelIlana PerelshteinMC substituteilana.perelshtein@biu.ac.ilBar Ilan University
ItalyPaola BranduardiMC memberpaola.branduardi@unimib.itUniversity of Milano Bicocca
ItalyGennaro AgrimiMC membergennaro.agrimi@uniba.itDepartment of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics - University of Bari
ItalyLisa SolieriParticipant*lisa.solieri@unimore.itDept. of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
ItalyValeria MapelliParticipantvaleria.mapelli@unimib.itUniversity of Milano Bicocca
ItalyImmacolata SerraParticipantimmacolata.serra@unimib.itUniversity of Milano Bicocca
ItalyLetizia MaestroniParticipantl.maestronj@campus.unimib.itUniversity of Milano Bicocca
ItalyLuca MastellaParticipantl.mastella@campus.unimib.itUniversity of Milano Bicocca
ItalyStefano BertacchiParticipants.bertacchi@campus.unimib.itUniversity of Milano Bicocca
LatviaArmands VigantsMC memberarmands.vigants@lu.lvUniversity of Latvia, Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology
LatviaMara GrubeMC membergrube@lu.lvInstitute of Microbiology and Biotechnology, University of Latvia
LatviaJanis LiepinsMC substitutejanis.liepins@lu.lvUniversity of Latvia
LithuaniaDalia CizeikieneMC memberdalia.cizeikiene@gmail.comKaunas University of Technology
LithuaniaLoreta BasinskieneMC substituteloreta.basinskiene@ktu.ltKaunas University of Technology
LuxembourgMagdalena CalusinskaWG6 Leader/MC membermagdalena.calusinska@list.luLuxembourg Institute of Science and technology
North MacedoniaIrina MladenoskaMC memberirinaetf@mt.net.mk Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Skopje Rudjer Boskovic
North MacedoniaNatalija Atanasova-PancevskaParticipantnatalijaap@gmail.comSs. Cyril and Methodius University
NorwayVolha ShapavalMC membervolha.shapaval@nmbu.noNorwegian University of Life Sciences
PolandAndriy SibirnyMC membersibirny@yahoo.comUniversity of Rzeszow, Poland
PolandAnna Bzducha-WróbelMC substituteanna_bzducha_wrobel@sggw.plWarsaw University of Life Science WULS-SGGW, Institute of Food Sciences, Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology
PolandAdam DobrowolskiMC substitutedr adam dobrowolskiWrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology
PolandJustyna RuchałaWG4 Vice-Leader/MC memberjruchala@ur.edu.plUniwersytet Rzeszowski
PortugalIsabel Sá-CorreiaMC memberisacorreia@tecnico.ulisboa.ptiBB-Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
PortugalLorena DonzellaParticipantlorena.donzella@gmail.comUniversidade do Minho
PortugalNuno Torres FariaParticipantnuno.faria@tecnico.ulisboa.ptInstitute for Bioengeneering and Biosciences (iBB), Department of Bioengineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
PortugalSusana MarquesSTSM-coordinator/MC membersusana.marques@lneg.ptLNEG - Bioenergy Unit
PortugalTeresa Lopes da SilvaParticipantteresa.lopessilva@lneg.ptLaboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
RomaniaDaniela-Mihaela Grigore MC memberdm.grigore@yahoo.comUniversity of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest
SerbiaZorana RončevićMC memberron@uns.ac.rsFaculty of Technology Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad
SerbiaJelena DodićMC substituteklik@uns.ac.rsUniversity of Novi Sad Faculty of Technology Novi Sad
SerbiaVesna VucurovicParticipant*vvvesna@uns.ac.rsDepartment of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Engineering. University of Novi Sad Faculty of Technology Novi Sad
SerbiaRužicaTomičićMC memberruzica.tomicic@yahoo.comFaculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad
SlovakiaMartin RebrošMC membermartin.rebros@stuba.skSlovak University of Technology
SlovakiaKatarína ŠuchováMC memberkatarina.suchova@savba.skInstitute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
SlovakiaMilan CerticMC substitutemilan.certik@stuba.skInstitute of Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
SlovakiaPeter BielyParticipantPeter.Biely@savba.skSlovak Academy of Sciences
SloveniaCene GostinčarMC substitutecene.gostincar@bf.uni-lj.siUniversity of Ljubljana
SpainElia TomásChairelia.tomas@imdea.orgIMDEA Energy Institute
SpainAntonio David MorenoWG6 Vice-Leader/MC memberdavid.moreno@ciemat.esCentro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas
SpainLourdes Martínez CartasMC substitutelcartas@ujaen.esUniversity of Jaén
SpainMaría Isabel González SisoParticipantmigs@udc.esUniversidade da Coruña
SpainPau FerrerParticipant*pau.ferrer@uab.catUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona
SpainChristian KennesMC substitutec.kennes@udc.esUniversidade da Coruña
SpainEulogio CastroParticipantecastro@ujaen.esUniversity of Jaén
SpainJosé RamosParticipantmi1raruj@uco.esUniversity of Córdoba (UCO)
SpainManuel BecerraParticipantmanuel.becerra@udc.esUniversidade da Coruña
SwedenCecilia GeijerWG4 Leader/MC cecilia.geijer@chalmers.seChalmers University of Technology
SwedenLisbeth OlssonMC memberlisbeth.olsson@chalmers.seChalmers University of Technology
SwedenVolkmar PassothWG2 Leader/MC membervolkmar.passoth@slu.seSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Molecular Sciences
SwedenKim OlofssonParticipantkim.olofsson@aak.comAAK AB
SwedenCharilaos XirosParticipantcharilaos.xiros@processum.seRISE Processum AB
SwedenJonas RavnParticipantravn@chalmers.se Chalmers University of Technology
TurkeyGözde KonurayMC membergkonuray@gmail.comCukurova University Department of Food Engineering, Saricam
TurkeyNeslihan Dikbaş MC memberneslidikbas@atauni.edu.trAtatürk University
TurkeyBaris BinayMC substitutebinay@gtu.edu.trGebze Technical University
TurkeyMustafa TurkerParticipantmustafa.turker@pakmaya.comPak Gıda Üretim Pazarlama A.Ş.
TurkeyEvrim Özkale Participantevrimmiko@gmail.comManisa Celal Bayar University
TurkeyPinar Çalık Participantpcalik@metu.edu.trMiddle East Technical University
TurkeyYonca YuceerParticipantyoncayuceer@comu.edu.trÇanakkale Onsekiz Mart Univ. 
TurkeyBurcu Gündüz ErgünParticipantburcugunduz3@gmail.comMinistry of Agriculture and Forestry, Biotechnology Research Center
TurkeyErsin KARATAŞParticipanthdersin@gmail.comGebze Technical University
TurkeyGamze Nur MüjdeciParticipantgnurmujdeci1@gmail.comHitit University
TurkeyHülya KARACA MC substitutehulyakaraca@gmail.comAnadolu University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Eskişehir-Turkey
TurkeyNesrim Merve Participantcelebiuzkuc@comu.edu.trÇanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi
TurkeyBurcu KayaParticipantburcu.kaya@comu.edu.tr Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
UKHuadong Peng Participanth.peng@imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London
UK Gavin McStayParticipantg.p.mcstay@ljmu.ac.ukStaffordshire University
BrazilAndreas K. GombertMC observergombert@unicamp.brUniversity of Campinas